Christmas at Callanwolde

A dear friend’s mother helped decorate the nursery for the return of Christmas at Callanwolde.  She invited a few friends to tour the Gothic-Tudor mansion last night.  It was elaborately and tastefully decorated for the holidays in a Roaring 20’s Christmas theme.

 
 

I was especially excited to tour the mansion as I do adore all things Coca-Cola and this was originally the home of Charles Howard Candler, the eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Candler.  The mansion is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a real Atlanta treasure!

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The Jesse Tree

While we certainly love the decorating, caroling, treats, gifts and all the sweet, special things that make Christmas such a wonderful holiday, this year we started teaching the kids the true meaning of Christmas using the Jesse Tree Advent custom. The Jesse Tree represents the family tree of Jesus. It tells the story of God’s… Read More

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Fish Out of Water

No night would be complete around here without some sort of boyish drama.  Ward the Fish had a near death experience when his tank “exploded” (according to a certain very frantic, and slightly guilty looking five year old.) After a desperate search through rocks, water, an upturned table, ornaments, tank parts and a tipsy Christmas… Read More

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Deck The Halls

We’ve decked the halls with red and gold ribbons, pheasant feathers, garlands, nests, wreaths, birds and all that glitters. Fa la la la la la la la la! Foyer and Stairs Living Room “Nest” Tree Family Room Kitchen Upstairs Kids Rooms and Guest Room By dixiedelights | Filed under Uncategorized | Tags: decor, holidays Share

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Elf Magic

The holidays are here! Our trees are up, lights are on, Christmas music is playing, candles are lit, and, most importantly, our faithful elf Scout has returned for the month. This year Scout is bringing a treat to the boys each day. We wanted to avoid just giving candy, so we decided to use all… Read More

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